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Definition of Emergency medical technician

Emergency medical technician: A person trained in the performance of the procedures required in emergency medical care. Abbreviated EMT. EMTs generally work with mobile emergency response teams, such as ambulance or fire and rescue teams. Some EMTs are employed in emergency rooms, and some are hired to be present at sporting events, camps, or other locations where emergency response might be needed.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11319
Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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